Published On: Mon, Dec 23rd, 2013
Published in Category: Islamabad

7819 HIV/AIDS patients in Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD: The number of registered patients of HIV/AIDS in Pakistan has reached up to 7,819 during last 5 years, while it is expected that more than this strength has not been registered.

Details said, only 3700 registered patients are being medically treated, however most of the patients keeps this disease secret due to shame.

As per documents received to reporter, in 2009 number of registered patients was 2917, in 2010 (4087), 2011 (5256), 2012 (6819), and in 2013 it has reached up to 7819.

Mentioning here, this matter was also raised in parliament on which minister for law had stated that legislation is required on this issue.
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